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DHS eliminates H-2A visa exemption for certain Caribbean residents

  1. Date Announced

    July 6, 2018

    DHS finalizes a rule, alongside a parallel rule by the State Department, eliminating an exemption from visa requirements for H-2A workers from certain Caribbean countries. The rules finalize a 2016 interim rule that was already in effect. [ID #517]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Aug. 6, 2018
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Rule
Agencies Affected: CBP DOS

Prior Policies

  • Prior DHS regulation exempted from the visa requirement certain Caribbean residents seeking to come to the U.S. as H-2A agricultural workers and the spouses or children who accompany or follow these workers to the United States.

    2016 DHS Regulation

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